Dolph Ziggler was booked to go under to Goldberg at this year’s SummerSlam, but the original plans for the match almost made him leave WWE.
Ziggler revealed the match was supposed to last mere seconds in an interview with Talk Sport:
“Okay I’m here to do business and do special things,” said Ziggler. “I try not to be the fan. I find out what the business is and I’m like, ‘Cool this is the moment.’ And having that like ‘You’re the guy to do this.’
“To set the record straight and give this guy this fantastic match. I’m like, ‘Fantastic.’ Then they go, ‘it’s gonna be bell spear’ and I go ‘Come on.’ So I fought all day long, threatened to leave, threatened to leave. Do anything I can do — ‘Give me two damn minutes!’ And I got a minute, whatever, what are you gonna do?”
Dolph Ziggler on Goldberg struggles:
"They go 'it's going to be a bell, spear, pin'…
"You go 'c'maaan'.
"I fought all day long, threatened to leave, threatened to quit and said give me two damn minutes!" pic.twitter.com/SAA2dy10xp
— Alex McCarthy (@AlexM_talkSPORT) November 9, 2019
H/T to Daily Wrestling News for the transcription.